Over the past few weeks I have told you a few stories...
stories that need proper endings!
First Moll Flanders....
Moll has decided that she is a free spirit and prefers to not "live" anywhere.
So, every three days or so, Moll returns to the barn,
eats a meal...
entices anyone around for a little affection...
and then leaves again.
Even a cushy bed and her own heat lamp are not enough to tie her down.
I suspect she has a gypsy heart and cannot resist the call of the wild.
Well, that's ok.
She's welcome any time she stops by.
And since she's been spayed, she cannot get herself into too much trouble!
In the last chapter of the Adventures of Roy Boy we left Roy in his new home
in the upper chicken pen with Ole Roy, Brad and the hens.
At that time we were unsure he would stay after we opened the door and
allowed all to free-range.
Happily, the door was opened...
and everyone (including Roy Boy) returned to roost in the henhouse that evening.
As for my silly donkey girls who don't like to do much of anything that is not their own idea,
they are very much into the routine of everyday life.
(oh... and aren't their winter "bangs" adorable?)
Each morning, they go out into the front pasture with the horses.
As soon as I appear back at the barn and call them
("Oh Donkey Girls......")in my usual sing-songy voice,
they tiptoe back into their yard in tandem.... no muss, no fuss!
I love these girls!
And lastly, MaryAnn and Ginger...
I get a lot of questions about these gals.
First, for any new readers...
these two are special pigs.
They are Kunekune pigs from New Zealand.
(The are not hogs.)
They are a small, exotic breed of pig with a sweet disposition and
absolutely adorable teddy bear faces.
They are herbivores....eating only a pelleted feed, grass and hay.
What I cannot emphasize enough is how clean these gals are.
This little stall is their shelter from the weather.
They have the run of a large yard just outside, but prefer to remain indoors in inclement weather.
They do, however, always go outside to do their business.
They have never wet or soiled their stall once.
Here they eat and sleep.
They are well aware of the fact that no one has a toilet in their kitchen!
If you are considering adding a pig to your own menagerie....I highly recommend this breed!
I think that about wraps up any stories that I may have left hanging.
You might notice that there are often questions in my comments that go unanswered.
I try, whenever possible to email anyone who has a question for me.... so the answer might now show up in my comments.
As always, thanks so much for your heartfelt comments and your interest in our little piece of the world.